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Leukotriene b4

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Leukotriene b4

(Science: chemical) (s-(r*,s*-(e,z,e,z)))-5,12-dihydroxy-6,8,10,14-eicosatetraenoic acid. The major metabolite in neutrophil polymorphonuclear leukocytes. It stimulates polymorphonuclear cell function (degranulation, formation of oxygen-centreed free radicals, arachidonic acid release, and metabolism).

chemical name: 6,8,10,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid, 5,12-dihydroxy-, (S-(R*,S*-(E,Z,E,Z)))-